ARTS ReSTORE LA: WESTWOOD
November 1 through 24, 2013
10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Westwood Village, once known for premiere-ready theaters and boutique stores, has in past decades become congested, full of chain retailers, light-up signage, and, lately, a surprising amount of vacant real estate. The UCLA Hammer Museum Arts ReSTORE LA: Westwood initiative is an attempt to change that with a pop-up arts district that puts artisan-run projects in vacant storefronts around the museum. Arts ReSTORE debuts Friday night with music by Steve Weisberg & His Orchestra, letterpress workshops and a poetry-on-demand service. It continues through the month.